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Arlington Pet of the Week: Truman

By ARLnow.com - ARLNow.com

Wednesday - 7/10/2013, 1:30pm  ET

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Our latest Arlington Pet of the Week is Truman, who has moved on up from his rescue roots to become the semi-official mascot of a congressional office.

Here’s what Kurt, who works in the office, said on behalf of owners Jeff and Veronica.

Meet Truman, a cocker spaniel South Carolina native who was adopted… on September 10, 2011 at the age of two from the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue here in Arlington.

Truman has developed quite the following on Capitol Hill where he serves as the Chief of Morale in a congressional office. He loves to edit memos and by editing we mean he tears them up. Truman is a master networker and enjoys bipartisan support from numerous offices who drop-by to visit him. His motto is “if you have a treat, you have a friend.”

Truman has become the king of his castle and every squirrel and rabbit in Arlington County knows his name. He is a true watch-dog spending most afternoons napping or sun-bathing. But don’t let the adorable face fool you, Truman has another side as numerous stuffed animals (such as his best friend Camel) and newly placed plants have found out.

The Arlington Pet of the Week is sponsored by Dogma Bakery, which has locations at The Village at Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive) and the Lee Harrison Shopping Center (2445 N. Harrison Street).

Want your pet to be considered to be the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and 3-4 photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a $25 Dogma gift card.